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Tenebrae / Amarcord


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Raum Klang   Catalog #: 101171  
Composer:  Thomas TallisGuillaume de MachautSixt DietrichThomas Stoltzer,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It appears to be amarcord’s “personal Mass” for the ensemble’s 25th anniversary and “our most serious reflection upon the world,” so tenor Wolfram Lattke. On the new album “Tenebrae,” the two-time prizewinners of the ECHO Klassik Prize look at the expanses of their repertoire and repeatedly captivate with their distinctive sound and breathtaking homogeneity. amarcord succeeds in forging an arch fraught with tension from early monody and polyphony through Renaissance polyphony by grandmasters such as Johannes Ockeghem and Thomas Tallis to contemporary pieces written expressly for the ensemble by Sydney Boquiren, Ivan Moody, and Leipzig composer Marcus Ludwig. Shadow and light, sorrow and joy, despair and hope lie close together, yet between Read more them is hidden a certain unrest, combined with strong emotions, which is captured by the music on this album. Even if the album, with the eponymous Celan poem “Tenebrae” in a setting by Marcus Ludwig, leaves the listener with unanswered questions – the members of amaracord have found the unifying elements, the harmony in collective music-making and performing, allowing them to coalesce into one of the world’s best vocal ensembles. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Te lucis ante terminum by Thomas Tallis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
2.
Messe de Nostre Dame: Kyrie by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
3.
In mandatis eius by Sixt Dietrich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
4.
Beatus vir by Thomas Stoltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
5.
In mandatis eius by Michal Stahel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
6.
Gloria by Sidney Marquez Boquiren
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
7.
Liberasti nos by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
8.
Credo by Johannes Ockeghem
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Renaissance 
9.
O crux splendidior, antiphon in mode 1 (Liber Usualis 1453) by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Medieval 
10.
Apokathilosis by Ivan Moody
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
11.
Da pacem, Domine by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Medieval 
12.
Da pacem Domine by Johann Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
13.
Mass for 5 voices: Sanctus by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1595; England 
14.
Our Father by Nikolai Kedrov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USSR 
15.
Peccantem me quotidie by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1603; Italy 
16.
Jesus Christus, unser Heiland by Johann Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
17.
The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
18.
Agnus Dei by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Medieval 
19.
De profundis by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Medieval 
20.
De profundis clamavi by Josquin Des Préz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord
Period: Renaissance 
21.
Tenebrae by Marcus Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amarcord

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